In the beginning of October, NBC abruptly canceled the police drama Southland, leaving many fans angry and in the lurch. Well, take heart: TNT announced this morning that it has picked up Southland and will air all 13 episodes — including the six-episode season two, which did not get the chance to air on NBC.
TNT is the perfect place for the gritty drama of Southland, following in the footsteps of Saving Grace and The Closer. It has not been decided whether the network will air more episodes after the initial 13-episode run. A spokesperson for TNT told me: “TNT will evaluate the performance of Southland before deciding whether to order more episodes.” For the near future, you can catch Southland on TNT Tuesdays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), beginning with the first episode of the series on Jan. 12.